Remembering Girish Karnad: Looking at the noted playwright's politics of protest through his works Tughlaq, Taledanda
With irrepressible creative energy which is rare in any age, Girish Karnad’s successes were many and multi-faceted in several spheres of cultures: cinema, acting, direction, cultural imagination and, towards the end of his life, politics of protest.
Girish Karnad was invited to the Tata LitLive! Mumbai Litfest in 2012 to deliver a talk on his journey in theatre. Festival director Anil Dharker recounts how the talk was delivered — after a twist.
Girish Karnad remembered by Indian art and culture fraternity: 'His strong, unwavering voice will be missed'
"Girish Karnad represented the perfect blend of the modern and the cosmopolitan with the ancient and the traditional," said writer Jerry Pinto, among the many notable personalities from the fields of art and culture to express their sorrow at Karnad's passing
Girish Karnad's plays exemplified his generation's transformative practices, but also bore his distinctive mark
Girish Karnad (1938-2019) belonged to the formative generation of Indian playwrights who came to maturity in the two decades following independence, and collectively reshaped Indian theatre as a major national institution in the later 20th century.